GCSE Problems of the Day  Thank you to Michelle from BWA for sharing this resource this week : GCSE-Problems-of-the-Day PPT A lovely set of problems for our KS4 students from White Rose MathsHub. I have also saved this in our Year 11 Revision Resources section. Fibonacci Day (23/11) This falls on a Saturday this year … Continue reading 15/11/19


Year 10 Common Assessment 1  Students should have now taken this assessment. It is easier for us to complete the CAF review whilst/shortly after marking so I have uploaded the template here: CAF review. We will not be able to complete the data section until after the data deadline Friday, 22nd November. There will be grade … Continue reading 08/11/19


Hi all Hope everyone has enjoyed the half term break - how nice was it to have two weeks this year?! Year 10 Common Assessment  These are now online and can be found here: Autumn 2 Assessment. The data deadline for the Year 8 Common assessment is the 15th November - thank you in advance for … Continue reading 04/11/19


Hi all Happy Sunday... Friday was manic this week! Spaced Retrieval  This last week I have observed a number of KS4/KS5 lessons at BBA, BWA, BAA & NES and saw lots of spaced retrieval opportunities which was great. As we know spaced retrieval is incredibly important. Hermann Ebbinghaus’ theory of the "forgetting curve" is the hypothesis … Continue reading 13/10/19


Hi all Happy Friday! Year 8 Common Assessment The feedback from last years common assessment consistently included the need for a more accessible version for a small selection of our SEN cohort so we are going to trial a tiered common assessment for this assessment window. I will be preparing a very accessible version of the Year 8 Autumn … Continue reading 04/10/19


Happy Friday all - hope everyone has had a good week! Beautiful Books  Now we are 4 weeks into the new year, how are our books looking? I spent the day at BWA on Tuesday and noticed stars on the front of students books. The BWA Maths team are using stars on the front of … Continue reading 27/09/19


Hi all And hello and welcome to our new PGCE students! This year we are hosting six PGCE students for their first placement from both UoN and NTU: 2 @ BAA, 2 @ BBA, 1 @ NES and 1 @ BWA. Big thank you to all those involved in supporting them. Year 10 Summer 2 I … Continue reading 23/09/19


Hello all Year 11 Lessons Please notice that the Similar Shapes lessons in the Year 11 Higher section of the website have been uploaded (again big thank you BWA Maths!) and I have uploaded a set of solving Simultaneous Equation revision lessons in the Year 11 Foundation section (although suitable for Higher revision too!). I … Continue reading 16/09/19


Hi all Hope you are all over the shock of being back/having to wake up very early! Synoptic Questions Thank you for your hard work creating a selection of these. I am busy converting them to PowerPoint and integrating them into our lessons at the moment. I think these questions are best introduced to students … Continue reading 09/09/19

Welcome back! 02/09/19

Welcome back everyone, I hope you have all had an amazing summer break! As the new year starts I enjoy the challenge of establishing high expectations and new routines with my brand new classes. I read an article recently that quoted "You establish, what you establish" which resonated with me. Having high expectations and ensuring … Continue reading Welcome back! 02/09/19